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City delays decision on hiring ex-mayor accused of theft

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A north Mississippi city is postponing a decision on hiring the disgraced former mayor of a neighboring city to spearhead commercial development.

Local media report that Horn Lake aldermen Tuesday postponed until March 19 the decision on hiring former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis as a city planner.

Davis resigned in 2013 as mayor of Southaven after he was accused of misusing city money. Davis was ordered by the state auditor to repay more than $170,000 to Southaven. He was initially convicted of fraud and embezzlement, but later acquitted after an appeals court threw out the original verdict.

Horn Lake Alderman Charlie Roberts is pushing Davis' hiring, saying he successfully promoted development in Southaven.

Some Horn Lake residents, though, oppose the move.

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